Founders

 

A Founder’s Manifesto.

At Ignite, we know these to be true:

 

GENIUS

First, that I am gifted with my own Genius – unique, unrepeated and unrepeatable for all time.

 

PURPOSE

Second, that my singular Genius bears the thumbprint of Who I Am and Why I am Here. Genius points to Purpose, Purpose to Genius.

 

SERVICE

Third, that I can only give out of what I have been given. And what I have been given, I must give and live for others. Genius finds its fullness in Service – a Purpose bigger than self.

 

SHARED MISSION

Fourth, that if I am honest and brave, my Genius and Purpose will find their manifest call in a shared Mission – with others, for others. A Mission rooted in finding that particular slice of humanity whose particular pains I am particularly gifted (and compelled!) to heal.

 

COLLABORATION

Fifth, that this shared Mission leads naturally to Collaboration, and ultimately, to Innovation. Shared Mission demands Shared Genius: mine, yours, ours.

 

INNOVATION

If we are a collection of our own Genius – each unique, unrepeated, unrepeatable – where can we go, but to Innovation.

 

IMPACT

We Ignite, therefore, not just for self, but for each other. Because what we are born to do, we are born to do with others. We need each other’s Genius. And far beyond Genius, we need each other to be on this journey, to fulfill the necessary progression: from Genius, to Purpose and Mission, to Collaboration, and ultimately, to Innovation and Impact.

 

TRANSCEND

This is the path of transcendence. This is how we lift each other to heights we never in our wildest dreams, or loftiest ambitions, dared.